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Inca Empire
Start Bias
req. mod

Traits req. mod
Creative, Industrious
Map Labels Language req. mod
South American
Magical Girl req. mod

The Inca led by Pachacuti is a civilization available in vanilla Civilization 5. It requires the Double Civilization and Scenario Pack: Spain and Inca.


The Inca[]

The largest Pre-Columbian empire in the Americas, the Incan Empire stretched from Peru to Chile along the Andes Mountains. This grand empire had humble beginnings in one small kingdom, but grew to dominate the whole of "civilized" South America. While the empire only lasted for one brief century, it did much to unify the people and culture of the different tribes living on the mountain tops. Despite the Inca's near and complete annihilation, many artifacts and physical structures still stand, such as the famed Machu Picchu, a testament of the power once wielded by the Incan kings.


Pachacuti was the ninth ruler of the Kingdom of Cusco, who during his reign expanded the tiny kingdom into an expansive empire - Tawantinsuyu. Pachacuti's Inca Empire stretched from modern-day Chile to Ecuador, including most of Peru, Bolivia, and northern Argentina, and laid the foundation for an even larger Incan Empire to come.

While many kingdoms were gained through conquest, Pachacuti also employed a more devious tactic to acquire new regions. First he would send spies out to areas which interested him, gaining intelligence on wealth and military might. If intrigued, he would invite the leaders of these lands to submit peacefully, extolling the virtues of living under Incan rule. Many accepted (not wanting to repeat the fate of the Chancas) and sent their children to live in Cusco, where they were educated under Incan law. They were then indoctrinated and married into the Incan nobility before being sent back to rule their original lands, ensuring the expansion of and continued peace in the empire.

Dawn of Man[]

Oh ye who remakes the world, your loyal subjects greet you-King Pachacuti! You rule the Inca people. From their beginnings in the small state of Cusco the Incans displayed their potential for greatness, marching to war against their many enemies, crushing their armies into dust and carving for themselves a mighty empire stretching from Ecuador to Chile. Indeed they built the greatest empire ever seen in pre-Columbian America. More than mere soldiers your people were great builders and artists as well, and the remnants of their works still awe and inspire the world today.

Oh King Pachacuti, truly are you called "Earth Shaker!" Will you once again call upon the ground itself to fight at your side? Your armies await your signal. Will you restore the glory of your empire? Can you build a civilization that will stand the test of time?

Introduction: How are you? I am Pachacuti, emperor of the Incas. (Allinllachu kanchik? Ñuqami kani Pachakutiq, Inkakunapa qhapa.)

Defeat: How has this happened? Someone has betrayed me! ( Ima hinataq kay pasani? Pipasmi ñuqata wasachawasqa!)

Unique Attributes[]

The Inca (Pachacuti)

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Great Andean Road

Units ignore terrain costs when moving into any tile with Hills. Improvements cost half maintenance, and no maintenance if in hills.


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Slinger (Archer)
  • May withdraw before melee attacks
  • -20% Strength Combat Strength (4 vs 5)

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Terrace Farm
  • Unlocked at Construction
  • Must be constructed on Hills
  • +1 Food Food
  • +1 additional Food Food per adjacent Mountain
City List
  1. Cuzco
  2. Tiwanaku
  3. Machu
  4. Ollantaytambo
  5. Corihuayrachina
  6. Huamanga
  7. Vilcas
  8. Vilcabamba
  9. Vitcos
  10. Andahuaylas
  11. Ica
  12. Arequipa
  13. Nazca
  14. Atico
  15. Juli
  16. Chuito
  17. Chuquiapo
  18. Huanuco Pampa
  19. Tamboccocha
  20. Huaras
  21. Riobamba
  22. Caxamaka
  23. Sausa
  24. Tambo Colorado
  25. Huaca
  26. Tumbes
  27. Chan Chan
  28. Sipan
  29. Pachacamac
  30. Llactapata
  31. Pisac
  32. Kuelap
  33. Pajaten
  34. Chucuito
  35. Choquequirao
Spy List
  • Amaru
  • Apichu
  • Pariapichiu
  • Puma
  • Quenti
  • Suyuntu
  • Uturuncu
  • Uturuncu
  • Purutu
  • Ozcollo




Peace Theme War Theme

Mod Support[]

Events and Decisions[]

Recruit Quipucamayocs
As our empire expands so too must its bureaucracy and so we will need more Quipucamayocs to manage our Quipus and ensure that our accounts are correctly recorded and taxes properly collected. Let us hire or train additional Quipucamayocs to help us manage the finances of our empire.
  • Player must be the Inca.
  • Must have researched Mathematics
  • May only be enacted once per era.
  • 1 Magistrates Magistrates.
  • Gold Gold (Note: the amount received increases with the number of Farms and Terrace Farms in the Empire)
Establish the Chasqui System
The Inca Empire spans many leagues and while our road networks are extensive, it still takes time for important missives to travel throughout the empire. We hire Chasquis to remedy this: runners who will be able to deliver messages and objects quickly and efficiently.
  • Player must be the Inca.
  • All cities must be connected to the Capital
  • There must be a Worker in the Capital
  • May only be enacted once per era.
  • 1 Magistrates Magistrates.
  • The Worker is disbanded
  • +1 Gold Gold in every City
  • +25% Gold Gold from City Connections

Unique Cultural Influence[]

"Our people are now buying your alpaca clothing and chewing your coca leaves. I worry the rest of the world will also succumb to the influence of your culture."

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